Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
24.08.2016 Male

Age:
61

Rating:
Pilot
Homestead Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Powered HG

Wing:
Wills Wing
Eagle

Engine:
Flylight
Doodlebug

Launch Type:
Powered
Pilot took off and motor sounded rough. Pilot carried on but had trouble gaining height. Pilot found himself with few landing opportunities and was forced to land in a field, narrowly missing power lines. Pilot had not flown in 3 years.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

24.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Muggary Bottom
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student overflew landing area and flew into barbwire fence.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

17.08.2016 Male

Age:
46
Swanborough
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Atom

Launch Type:
Foot
Student did not flare on slope landing and landed with feet out front.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

15.08.2016 Male

Age:
62

Rating:
Pilot hg
Mendlesham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Very Strong
Strong Turbulence
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Aeros
Discus

Launch Type:
Winch/vehicle Tow


Unhurt
15.08.2016 Male

Age:
37
Warren Barn Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent 3

Launch Type:
Foot
Student lost balance on launch and fell over.

Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

14.08.2016 Male

Age:
36
Moel Elio
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Swing
Discus

Launch Type:
Foot
Student sprained ankle on take off run.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

09.08.2016 Male

Age:
38

Rating:
Pilot
Liddington Castle
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Strong
Strong Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Air Design
Volt 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered large deflation while on bar and at altitude while on XC. Glider entered cascade and despite 4 attempts to stall out, pilot ended up with large cravat. Pilot opted to deploy parachute as he could not guarantee being able to land safely. Parachute deployed but downplayed with glider. Pilot landed in trees uninjured.

Unhurt
06.08.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Newgale
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Game 42

Launch Type:
Foot
Tandem passenger tripped during launch twisting fingers.

Pilot
Unhurt

Passenger
Minor Injuries:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

06.08.2016 Male

Age:
43

Rating:
CP
Rybury
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Epsilon 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot sustained asymmetric collapse while ridge soaring in strong, gusty and thermic conditions. Pilot could not regain control of the glider before impacting heavily.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

30.07.2016 Male

Age:
49

Rating:
Pilot
Plaine Joux
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Sigma 8

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot was caught out by deteriorating weather and was forced to land on hard ground in lee of ridge and trees. Pilot landed heavily in PLF position.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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